Andrew Luck has fallen out of the limelight and he seems to like it that way.
"He is one of those millennials who is not concerned with social media," said Andrew Luck's father and XFL commissioner Oliver Luck said on Wednesday in "The Dan Patrick Show", "I think there are still a handful of these people out there. As a result, it was very easy for him to step out of the limelight and live his own life."
The 30-year-old amazed the sports world by moving away from football days before the start of the 2019 season and leaving the Colts for the season on backup Jacoby Brissett. Now that the market for free quarterback agents is rapidly approaching a fever, Oliver was asked if his son wanted to return.
"No, thanks for asking. He's just Mr. Mom, "he said." He and his wife had their first child about three months ago. He babysits a lot. "
The Stanford graduate was first selected in the 2012 NFL Draft and spent all seven seasons as a member of the Indianapolis Colts. As the heir to Peyton Manning, he led the team over three consecutive 11: 5 seasons in his first three years, advancing into the playoffs each time. In 2016, Luck signed a six-year, $ 140 million blockbuster contract that made him the highest-paid player in the league.
Luck underwent shoulder surgery on his limb after the 2016 season and was suspended for the entire 2017 season. In 2018, he started all 16 games, led the Colts into the playoffs, and was named comeback player of the year for the NFL. On August 24, Luck announced his retirement at the age of 29.
"I got stuck in the process," he said in a press conference after the Colts' third preseason game against the bears. "I couldn't live the life I want to live. It took the joy out of this game … the only way for me to get away from football is not an easy decision. It's the hardest decision of my life. But it is the right decision for me. "
The 27-year-old Brissett started 15 games last season, ended with 2,942 yards and 18 touchdowns, and completed 60.9 percent of his passes. The Colts ended with a 7-9 record.
Luck married long-time girlfriend Nicole Pechanec in March 2019. The two met in Stanford and have a daughter, Lucy, who was born on November 12th. His father says he admires Andrew's bravery at retiring from the game when he does.
"[Andrew] I kind of complained that the Colts were so offended when he worked through his own problems, ”said Oliver. "Guys like me were told when we were done. I really admire that because it takes control. It also cares about your future after your career, which is vital for many people. "